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Minnesota

Bike/Hike Guide

Stay healthy & active by practicing Social Distancing

See many new bike maps inside, with scenic loops

2020 Edition

#NextBikeAdventure

Find the latest on electric-assist bikes


Editors Note

Living in a time of Social Distancing As I write this letter while wrapping up our 11th year producing the Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide, times are changing. We are now living through this unprecedented and difficult moment. I want to thank you for reading our popular bike guide and want to give you an inside look at the work we are doing – and plan on doing – to keep you informed about the impact the coronavirus is having on bicycle commuting and places you would like to explore. No one is untouched by this pandemic, and HaveFunBiking.com, the publisher of this bike guide is deeply committed to informing you how COVID-19 is affecting business and daily life. Just flip through the pages of this issue for evidence of the events and the communities, with maps in the guide, which are being impacted. As a public service, we have completed the bike guide in its digital format as scheduled so our readers can start planning their next bike adventure once this crisis is over. We remain committed and will resume with the printed edition once our distribution channels reopen. For now ‘self-isolating’ doesn’t mean that you can’t go outside if you practice social distancing when biking and hiking. When you do go out make smart decisions—both for yourself and the more vulnerable people in the community you reside in. See our helpful social distancing tips for staying healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak. We hope these suggestions will help you enjoy your solo activities responsibly. Also, if you haven’t already, please subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter for future articles and fun places to explore once this crisis is over. Remember to take care of yourself during this time of change. It is also important to remain calm and be really good to those around you. Most importantly, I wish you and your family the best. Stay safe and healthy. Russ Lowthian HaveFunBiking.com

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Social . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Distancing Helpful social distancing tips to make your outdoor activities safer Here are some helpful suggestions to incorporate into your solo outdoor routine to stay healthy through the COVID-19 health crises.

D First, and foremost, if you are sick, STAY HOME.

Even if you are only experiencing a cold or flu-like symptom – stay home and call your doctor.

D Plan your ride and avoid traveling through crowded places or on busy cycling lanes. Remember keeping a distance between you and others is critical.

D Is your bike in good mechanical order? You don’t want a breakdown and have others get to close to you. If in doubt, have your favorite bike shop check out.

D When approaching a slow cyclist or someone

ahead walking, verbally let them know you are passing on the left and allow at least three feet or more as you pass by them.

D Bring hand sanitizer or wipes along to clean

your hands or fingers if wearing cycling gloves. After touching a signal light crossing button or any other surfaces, sanitize your hands. If there are no sanitizer products on the shelf at the stores you frequent make your own.

D Also, wipe off your water bottle before using it. If

you hang the bottle(s) on the frame of your bike, cover the cap with a piece of plastic held with a rubber-band, or use a sanitary wipe and clean the cap and nipple surface before taking a sip.

D When arriving at work or returning home, wipe

down your bike and then wash your hands. The same goes for your cycling gloves, clean them.

D If you feel safer riding with others, limit the

number of riders in yougroup to 10 or less - the fewer the better. For added bike safety, along with the social distance recommendation, stay three bike lengths, or 15 to 20-feet apart while riding.

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Inside Event listings April. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 May. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 June . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 July. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 August . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 September. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 October. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 November. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Info for you Social Distancing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Test Ride an e-Bike. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Keep you bike ready to ride. . . . . . . . . . . . 39 What’s an e-bike’s range?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 What’s an e-bike’s motor? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 What’s an e-bike’s battery? . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Drive Your Bike. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Bike Friendly Maps TC Gateway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Waconia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Edina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Richfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Bloomington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Shakopee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Lakeville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Inver Grove Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Polk County, WI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Hastings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Cannon Falls/Red Wing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Winona. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allamakee County, IA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Marshalltown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Lake View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Albert Lea. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Hutchinson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Willmar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 St Cloud. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Wobagon Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Alexandria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Brainerd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Heartland Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Roseau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Mesabi Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Silver Bay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Three Rivers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

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Crafting American Stories like us on facebook

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530 Wilson ave-faribault mN-55021 www.faribaultmn.org • 507-334-4381

Faribault [fair-uh-boh] French n 1852 translates; great people, incredible fun.

Please check event websites as some rides, because of the Covid-19 Crisis, may be canceled or rescheduled

April Apr 18 Missouti Cowboy Xtreme

The Stomp’n Grounds Rocheport, MO Cyclocross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website April 25 Earth Day Gravel Grinder!

Imminent Brewing Northfield, MN Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website April 26 Miesville FiftySix

Jack Ruhr Stadium Miesville, MN Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

May

May 2 Fulton Gran Fondo

Fulton NE MPLS Production Brewery Minneapolis, MN Timed Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 3 Tour DE Tush

Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide Produced by Russ Lowthian and the HaveFunBiking.com (HFB) team. A thanks to Pete May for his graphic design, layout, and maps; the editing and support of Marcy Kelash, Jenni Mitten and all our Community Map Partners for their final edits; Sean Hayford Oleary our HFB webmaster; and all our ad sponsors who make this annual publication possible. Please stop by their places of business and let them know you saw their ad in the MN Bike/Hike Guide. Cover photo, by Russ Lowthian; The fun of riding some of the Minnesota events offered on the following pages. Comments – editor@HaveFunBiking.com

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Veterans Memorial Park Richfield, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 7 St. Croix Valley Woolly

Woolly Trail Network St Croix Falls, WI Off Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 09 Cyclo De Mayo XII

Caption Roys Des Moines, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook May 15 Mayor’s Bike Ride

Goat Ridge Brewing Co. Willmar, Spicer & New London, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 16 Big Wood Gears & Beers Bike Tour

Big Wood Brewery White Bear Lake, MN Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website


USA Bike Tours See the U.S.A. in the best possible way: from the seat of your bicycle!

CHOOSE FROM OVER 150 BIKE TOURS

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May May 16 Mama Marla’s Hike It Or Bike It

Clotho United Methodist Church Long Prairie, MN Rec/Run. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 16 Pigtails IV Ride

Prairie Trail Ankeny, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 16 Root River Triathlon In Suppor t of AMPERS - Diverse R adio for Minnesota's Communities

Mesabi Trail 2020 Have Fun Biking Guide 2.1667” X 2.565” January 10, 2020

Root River Trailhead Park Houston, MN Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 16 Sprocket in Spring

Sikeston Recreation Complex Sikeston, MO Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 16 White Deer Triathlon

Boulder Junction Community Center Boulder Junction, WI Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 17 Bike MS: Twin Cities Ride

Surly Brewing Company Minneapolis, MN Charity Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 23

ALS Bike Trek MN

Big Marine Park Reserve St Croix, MN Charity Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 23 Le Grand Du Nord

Coast Guard parking lot Grand Marais, MN Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 23-24

Pedaler’s Jamboree 2020

Ride to Missouri State Pen Flat Branch Park Columbia, MO Rec/festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook May 24 Chippewa Valley Century Ride

Irvine Park Chippewa Falls, WI Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

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May

21st Annual

May 27 Tour de Sturgis Falls 34th

Annual Bike Ride

Cedar Falls Recreation Center Cedar Fall, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook May 29 -31

Sterile Iowan 100 or 200

June 27, 2020

Best Town By A Dam SiteAlden, IA Recreati onal . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook May 30 Tour DE Water

Efficiency Detectives and Island City Brewery Lake Lodge Winona, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 30 The Spring Bike Fling

Portage Brewing Company Walker, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 30

Tri Clear Lake 2020

State Park Beach Clear Lake, IA Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 31 – 7 Lumberjacks and Loons Bike

Tour

Home2 Suites Roseville, MN Multi- day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

June June 6 Twin Cities Tour de Cure

Boom Island Minneapolis, MN Charity Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

www.TourDAMICO.com

Hiawatha Bicycling Club

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June

June

June 6 Tour de Pepin

Hok-Si-La Park Lake City, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

June 6

Emmet County Bike for a Cure

Thoreson Park Estherville, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

June 6

Tour of Lakes

June 7 Grand Illinois Bike Tour

June 6

Extreme ND Klassic

June 7 -13 Bike Ride Across Nebraska

June 6

Bike to X-out Fragile X

June 7 Buffalo Triathlon

June 6

Bayshore to Lakeshore Century

June 7 National Cancer Survivor Day

Downtown Brainerd Brainerd, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Jona & Alica Baer Shop Lake Park, MN Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website GoodSons Food & Spirit Des Moines, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook Bay Care Clinic Greenbay, WI Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 6 The Pie Ride

Clear Lake City Park Clear lake, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 6 Prairie Burn 100

Litchfield High School Litchfield, IL Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website BRAN Omaha, NE Multi-Day Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sturges Park Buffalo, MN Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Bike Ride

Earl Grimm Park Slater, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 13 Caramel Roll Ride

Lake Wobegon Trail Albany, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Grinnell Central Park Grinnell, IA Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Hiawatha

BICYCLING CLUB A Social Riding Club

Let’s Ride Together Mpls/St Paul/Metro

Proud Sponsor Tour D’Amico June 27, 2020

View Our Ride Schedule at - www.HiawathaBike.org

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SIMPLE

P leasure

Enjoy the simple pleasure of riding the Sauk Rail Trail. Beginning in Lake View, this 33-mile, hard surface trail offers an easy ride through Iowa countryside. Ending at Swan Lake in Carroll, it’s the best way to spend a day.

www.lakeviewlifestyle.com June 13 Believe In Me Bike Ride

Greater Rochester Rotary Rochester, MN Recreational Road & Gravel Website June 13 Polk City’s Big Creek Bike Ride

Big Creek, Ankeny Polk City, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook June 13

Loess Hills Enduro

Boehner Park Malvern, IA Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 13 Tri-4-Health Triathlon

JCC High School (Kids and adults) Jackson, MN Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

June 19-26, 2020

Approximately 350 miles of rolling hills, prairies & bike trails including Hastings to Lake City, Winona, Wabasha, Red Wing and back

www.tourofminnesota.com.

June 13-14 Tour of the Mississippi River Valley (TOMRV)

Scott Community College in Bettendorf or Northeast School in Goose Lake., IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website (See ad on page 9 for more details)

June 13-14

Bike MS: MS 150 Ride

Century College White Bear Lake, MN Charity Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

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June June 15 Bike Bemidji: Loop the Lake

Festival

Sanford Event Center Bemidji, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 15 Dam 2 Dam Ride

Your Bike Shop in Hopkins www.tonkacycleandski.com

Le Bourget Park Little Falls, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 17-24 Tour de Nebraska 2020

From Kearney, to Alma, Red Cloud, Hastings and back. Kearney, NE Multi –day Tour . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 19-21 Bike the Border

Bottineau, ND Multi-day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 19-26 Tour of Minnesota June 13-14

Trinona Triathlon

Lake Winona Winona, MN Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 14 Luce Line Loops Bike Ride

Crow River Winery Hutchinson, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 14-20 Ride the Fault Line

Visiting Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Cape Girardeau, MO Multi-Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Hastings to Lake City, Winona, Wabasha, Red Wing and back Multi –day Tour . . . . . . . . . . . Website See ad on page 9 for more details

June 20

BACooN Ride 6

June 20

Horribly Hilly Hundreds

Raccoon River Valley Trail Waukee, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website mark@iowabicyclecoalition.org Blue Mound State Park Blue Mounds, WI Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

ONABIKE XXVIII

“The Shawn Gosch Memorial Ride” Tour De Loess Hills Saturday, August 22, 2020 in Onawa, Iowa

Two routes to pick from 29 miles and 63 miles. The largest one-day bike ride in Western Iowa. #NextBikeAdventure 10

Registration and details visit www.onawachamber.com chamber@onawa.com 712-423-1801


AmericInn · 218.463.1045 North Country Inn · 218.463.9444 Roseau Motel · 218.463.2196

June 20

4BFK MN Iornman Bike Ride

Huber Park Shakopee, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 20 BRAM

Bike Ride Around Mitchell Co. Limestone Brewers Osage, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 20 Solice 100 Gravel Grinder

Start Line Malcolm, NE Gravel Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 20 Lady Slipper Nature Ride

Lake Wobegon Trail Avon, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 20 2 X 4 Bike Ride

First Lutheran Church St. Ansgar, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

NEW ROUTE

June 21 Freedom Bike Ride -

Root Beer Edition

Lowe Park - Marion, Iowa Marion, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website carissa@freedomfestival.com June 21 Freewheeling & Freethinking

Slater Municipal Pool parking lot Slater, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

June 25 - 28, 2020 Thursday-Sunday

Fully supported bicycle tour featuring exceptional cycling, picturesque communities and GREAT FUN!

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June 25 - 28 Swiss Cheese & Spotted Cows

Tour

Spring Green, WI Multi-Day Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . Website (See ad on page 11 for more details)

June 27 Tour D’Amico

D’Amico & Sons Golden Valley, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website (See ad on page 7 for more details)

June 27 Lutsen 99’er

Lutsen Mountains Lutsen, MN Off Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 27 Rick Anderson’s 12th Annual

Bike Sale

Superior Service Center Apple Valley Charity Bike Sale . . . . . . . . . . Website June 27 Bike MS IOWA RIDE 2020

Ankeny Market and Pavilion Ankeny, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 27 22nd Annual Stiff Ride

The New Shack Tavern Cedar Rapids, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 27 SW Iowa Gravel Grinder

(SWIGG)

Villisca Community Center Villisca, IA Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook June 27 Psycowpath MTB Series

Tranquility Park Omaha, NE Off Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

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July July 4 Iowa Gravel Classic

Whiterock Conservancy Coon Rapids, IA Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 11 Lifetime Tri-Minneapolis

Three Courses Minneapolis, MN Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 11 St. Croix Fat Cat Triathlon

Log House Landing Scandia, MN Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 11-12 The Triple Bypass

Colorado Evergreen, CO Recreational Tour . . . . . . . . . Website July 12 Tour of Saints

A heavenly ride St Joseph, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 12 Rock-N-Roll the Lakes

Fountain Park Albert Lea, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 12 5th Frank Brinkerhoff Tri-State

Century Challenge

Crave Parking Lot Sioux City, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook July 12-18 Iowa’s Ride

416 mi. across N. Iowa Dubuque, IA Multi-day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website


July July 13 Pocahontas Co. Bike Ride

Plover Park Plover, WI Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

WHERE EVERY

DAY FEELS WEEKEND

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July 17-19 Heck Epic

Donald Ferguson Forest Area Two Harbors, MN Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 18 Tri-Loppet

CedarFallsTourism.org/WeKnowHowToWeekend 800.845.1955

Theodore Wirth Park Minneapolis, MN Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 19-25 RAGBRAI

A ride across Iowa Le Mars to Clinton Multi-Day Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 25 Storm the Farm

Briggs Outdoors Winona, MN Foot Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

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July July 25-30 The Minnesota North Shore

Tour

Duluth, MN Multi-Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 26

Tour de Bun Bike Classic

Memorial Park Stadium Montgomery, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

August Aug 1 Great River Energy Mesabi Trail Tour

Mesabi Trail Northern MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 1 Rail Trail 100

Saint Joseph Fergus Falls, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 1 Tour de Tonka

Minnetonka, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 1 High Nelly Bike Rally

Park Ave. and Mulberry St. Downtown Waterloo, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 2-6 Tour Du UP

Central U.P. Rapid River, MI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charity Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website (See ad on page 6 for more details )

Aug 8

Ride with Liene

Forest Lake Country Store Land O Lakes, WI Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 6-9 Ride to Cure Diabetes

La Crosse, WI Bike Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 15 Gitchi-Gami Trail Ride GRAND RAPIDS

www.visitgrandrapids.com/biking

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Northshore Trail Ride Gooseberry Falls State Park Two Harbors, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website


August Aug 15-16 Bike Van Buren XXXIV

Trail Trailhead Keosauqua,IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 21-23 Red Ribbon Ride

Twin Cities to Duluth, MN Charity Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 22 Bike the Boarder

WASPI Trailhead Center Riceville, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

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Aug 22 Bikes4Kids Legacy Ride

Elm Creek Park Reserve Maple Grove, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 22 ONABIKE XXVIII

Library Onawa, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website (See ad on page 10 for more details)

Aug 22 Tour De Skunk

Greencastle Tavern Mingo, IA Bike Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

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2020 Date TBD The 14th annual Minneapolis Bike Tour starts and ends at beautiful Boom Island with multiple supported routes that take riders through the spectacular park and byway system at their own pace, traffic free! 3.5, 19 and 32-mile Route Options

Visit minneapolisbiketour.com for 2020 updates and registration information and fees

www.minneapolisbiketour.com

Aug 23 Top of the World Bicycle Tour

Jo in us

on the northwest end of the Sauk Rail Trail in Lake View, IA

www.lakeviewlifestyle.com

e arth BluE

Melby Park Whitehall, WIisconson Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook Aug 29 Paul’s Bacoon Ride # 3

Arboretum, Pual Bunyan Trail Brainerd, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 29 Wabash River Ride

Fort Ouiatenon West Lafayette, IN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

September Sep 4-7 La Crosse Bike Festival

Riverside Park La Crosse, WI Muli-Recreational Event . . . Website

Minnesota

New Giant Welcome Center and Museum right off the trails on highway 169, 16 and I 90 A giant variety of eats and treats RIGHT IN THE • • • • •

OF THE CITY

WALK/BIKE Trails Camping Lodging Water Park Fun-Food-Festivals

www.blueearthchamber.com

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Sept 5

Caramel Apple Ride

Lake Wobegon Trail Sauk Centre, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 5 Jesse James Bike Tour

Northfield Rotary Club Northfield, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 5 Taste of the Trail

Root River Trail Lanesboro, Peterson & Whalan, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website


September Sept 6 St. Paul Classic Bike Tour

University of St. Thomas St. Paul, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website (See ad on map page 18 for more details)

Sept 12-18 RideMN1

Minnesota Crossing Lake Bronson to Silver Bay Multi Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 12 Heartland Tour & Century Ride

Geneseo Brewing Company Geneseo, IL Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website (See ad on page 19 for more details)

Sept 12 Taste of the Trail

Root River Trail Fountain, Harmony & Preston MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Over 200 miles of trails in the Twin Cities. – maps online – 763.559.9000 • ThreeRiversParks.org

Ride

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The breaktaking views along the backroads and rolling hills of Northeast Iowa.

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Sep 12 Redfield Rock N’ Roll

Redfield Redfield, IA. Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sep 18-20 Tour De Fall

Let’s Ride! Mark your calendar for the 2020

BikeMN fundraising rides!

Des Moines to Lanesboro West Des Moines, IA Multi-day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sep 18-20 Potosi Tour de Pints

Potosi Brewery Potosi, WI Multi-day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 19 Mora Bike Tour

July 4 in St. Cloud Sept. 6 in Saint Paul area tourofsaints.com bikeclassic.org

Vasaloppet Nordic Center Mora, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 19 Ride the Ridges

Oct. 4 in Mankato bikeriverramble.org

FIND YOUR NATURAL BEAUTY

Winona Middle School Winona, MN Off Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 19 Taste of the Trail

Root River Trail Houston & Rushford MN Area Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 19 Embrace the Hills

Mondamin Community Center Mondamin, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sep 19 Derailed Adventure

Wapsi Trailhead & Welcome Center Riceville, IA Tri- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sep 20 GIRG RIDE VisitShakopee.org 952-445-1660

Firehouse Saloon & Grill Eldora, IA Gravel Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 20 20th Annual Autumn Trek

Hoffman Park River Falls, WI Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

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Boom Island Park Minneapolis, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website (See ad on map page 16 for more details)

Sept 22

Heck of the North

Two Harbors, MN Off Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

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Four loops of fun

25 - 50 - 75 - 100 September 12, 2020 The Quad Cities Bicycle Club & Geneseo Brewing Company

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Town Square on Main Galesville, WI Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Oct 3 Volga City Gravel Race

Volga City Opera House Volga City, IA Gravel Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website (See ad on page 17 for more details)

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Johnson Co. Fairgrounds Iowa City, IA Cycle-Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Oct 17-18 E-bike Challenge Minneapolis

Minneapolis Convention Center Minneapolis, MN Bike Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

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Madison County Winery St. Charles, IA Gravel Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

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Holzinger Lodge Winona, MN 25 - 50 - 75 - 100 Duathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

AW SH*T Ride 2019

High Trestle Trailhead Ankeny, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook HaveFunBiking.com

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Test riding an electric bike before purchasing One of the most important, and yet fun parts of buying an electric bike is taking the models you are most interested in out for a test ride. Just like buying a car, once you have narrowed the selection down a test ride will help you finalize your decision. Visiting several bicycle shops that carry the e-bike brands you are most interested in will allow you to put aside skeptics, reviews, and research. Helping you answer the most basic question, which e-bike do I love the most? So put on your bike shorts and helmet and go for a ride. Check your list and get a feel for which electric bike is best for you. Also, don’t forget to bring your driver’s license and a credit card along. Some shops may require you to leave your identification card with them. Or, they may want to swipe your credit card in case some damage happens on your test ride.

While test riding an e-bike: • does the bike climb hills the way you need it to • will the e-bike fit you the way you would like it to • and finally, while riding, is the quality and functionality what you expected? Now that you are back from your test ride, does the e-bike you like the best fit into your budget and is there a warranty? Buying an electric bike is a big investment, regardless if it is $1,500 or $10,000. With a warranty, you can rest assured that your investment is somewhat covered. A two-year warranty on parts, motor, and battery (with no exclusions for normal use) is reasonable to expect from most electric bike manufacturers with bikes selling for over $1,500. Most of the questions above can be answered at a bike shop that carries the model you are most interested in. So, make your list of questions and come prepared to test ride some of the best e-bikes available in the market.

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Set in the rolling Mississippi River valley of the southeastern Twin Cities metro area, Inver Grove Heights offers miles of scenic paved trail that connects too many other trail systems in the metro area. For the mountain biker, check out Salem Hills and other nearby off-road courses. When not biking find more options below to plan your visit.

Palace Inn – Extend-a-stay A

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Harmon Park Reserve for Mountain Biking

Salem Hills Mountain Biking Park

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single track riding in the Twin Cities 1642 Upper 55th St. East WEBSITE

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A 16 screen movie theater featuring the latest films 5567 Bishop Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 651-453-1016 WEBSITE

Holiday Inn Express D

5653 Bishop Avenue Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 WEBSITE 651.450.1100

Microtel Inn & Suites E

5681 Bishop Avenue Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 651.552.0555 WEBSITE

AmericInn Hotel & Suites

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This championship-level 18 hole disc golf course is a challenge that makes its way through the wooded hillside 2800 70th St East WEBSITE

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South Valley Park

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Inver Wood Golf Course & FootGolf

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and soccer together 1850 70th Street East 651-457-3667 WEBSITE

The Historic Rock Island Swing Bridge

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both crossed the Mississippi River here 4465 66th Street 651-450-2587 WEBSITE

Simley High School Auditorium

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skills in theatre for public enjoyment 2920 80th Street East 651-306-7144 WEBSITE Arbor Pointe Golf Club M When you want to tie some golf with your biking this 9-hole course offers a wooded setting with fantastic vista views 8919 Cahill Ave Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 651-451-9678 WEBSITE

Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific and Natural Area N A new trailhead facility along the Mississippi River Trail 111th Street East WEBSITE

Where To Eat In Inver Grove Heights

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Keep Your Bike Ready-to-Ride

Helpful Bike Tools & Supplies

Like any other mechanical device, your bicycle needs routine maintenance to ensure it’s safe to ride when you need it. Here are a few tips to put you on the right track!

Tip 1: Stay Away from the Hose Every moving part on your bicycle needs lubrication to function properly. A hose forces water in and lubricant out, leaving your bicycle susceptible to corrosion and excess wear. Instead, fill a bucket with warm, soapy water (Dawn dish detergent works well) and use a large sponge or washcloth to clean all the parts of your bicycle. From top to bottom rinse it all off with fresh water, and let the bicycle air dry.

Tip 2: Focusing on the Drivetrain If you have a particularly dirty drivetrain (the gears, chain, and the little pulley wheels on your derailleur) and want to get it sparkling you will need the following: • Degreaser • A stiff bristled brush • Rubber gloves • Protective eyewear

Tip 3: Reapply Lubricant Now that the bicycle is clean, reapply lubricant. The only places that need lube are the chain and possibly cables. Step 1: To lube the chain, prop your bicycle up so you can freely backpedal. While backpedaling, coat the chain evenly with lubricant. Step 2: Once the chain is well lubricated, fold a rag around the chain, backpedal, and remove all the excess lubricant you can (the chain will feel almost dry to the touch). Note: If you feel you need to lube the cables, apply lubricant in small doses, where the cable enters the housing. Cycle the gears, or squeeze the brakes until capillary action transports the lube into the cable housing.

Having a clean and properly lubricated bicycle is essential to making sure your bike is ready to go when you’re ready to ride. HaveFunBiking.com

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Maximizing the distance your electric bike can go on a charge The distance an electric bike will go on one charge of the battery is called range. This is an important specification to pay attention to when comparing e-bikes, to your desired riding style. If your commute involves big hills, for example, you don’t want to run out of juice halfway up. Without power, an e-bike becomes a heavy mode of transportation that demands more energy on your part to pedal. So the range of an electric bike depends on the following:

The electric bikes battery capacity Conservatively, lithium-ion batteries are typically said to last for 1,000 full charge cycles. Now think of a volt as the “force” pushing an amp through the system. The higher the voltage the more energy can be moved, or the faster it can be moved. So, a higher voltage system can send more energy through the circuits to the motor.

The voltage output of the motor Because most e-bike systems are standardized; what you want to look for, to maximize your total range, is the time it takes before you need to recharge the battery. To do that, look for an e-bike battery with a high Watt-Hour rating.

Plan your ride to extend your range If you are able to define a specific route you want to commute will help you better predict the distance you will be able to safely travel between charges. Then, knowing how many hills there are to climb will further help you define the workload you will put on the motor.

If you’re only going to do six to ten miles of daily commuting you don’t need a battery or motor set for a 50 to 70-mile range. However, you should buy a bike with a higher range, more than you necessarily need, because the range will drop as the battery ages and loses capacity. Be sure to visit a local bike shop with the questions you have prepared and test ride some of the best e-bikes available in the market today. HaveFunBiking.com

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Selecting the right type of electric bike motor for your style of riding Electric bike motors have technically come a long way in the last few years. Typically these motors are located in three different areas of an e-bike. The first two locations are found in either the front or rear wheel, called hub motors. In recent years the center mount motor, in the crank area has gained in popularity.

Electric bikes with hub motors The hub motor is in the center of either bicycle wheel, and for many years was the most common. This e-bike power source was known to be quieter. The biggest negative, if you are off-road, the hub motor doesn’t handle hills like a motor that’s directly connected to the crank.

E-bikes motors in the center crank area Becoming more standard, the motor in the center crank/pedal area is at the bottom of the frame. It transfers the motor’s power to the rear wheel via the bicycle’s chain or belt. That means the electronic controls can include a sensor that detects how hard you’re pedaling. It can also measure the electric assistance needs, accordingly. Generally, a crank/drive motor will take advantage of your gears. Helping you to keep your weight distribution low and near the center of your bike, especially when climbing steep hills.

The voltage output of the electric bike motor you choose When it comes to voltage output and power of the motor, here again, you need to assess your style of riding to figure out what is best. To meet government regulations, as a legal pedal-assist bike, the top speed is generally capped at 28 mph depending on the system. If you are riding relatively flat areas around town lower power motors may be enough when you only need a boost, from fatigue or headwinds. More power is best if you plan to tow a load or are a larger rider. So first define your riding style to select the right motor for an electric bike. Then test ride several options as you narrow down your selection, by visiting a couple of local bike shops in your area to define your choice. HaveFunBiking.com

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Tips on charging your electric bike battery to maximize its life The most expensive component of your new electric bike is the battery. Most of the price involved in buying a ready to go e-bike is the size of the bikes storage unit, the lithium-ion battery pack. These batteries are now used in all types of applications. So it’s no surprise to find them powering electric bikes. What you will discover, more expensive e-bikes have higher-tech batteries that are lighter, charge quickly, and last longer. What you will also find, batteries degrade over time holding less charge as they age?

The quality of an electric bike battery makes a difference The better the battery is will help you maximize the distance (range) you expect to achieve, so look for a reputable named manufacturer. Then make sure the warranty covers the battery for at least two years. Conservatively lithium-ion batteries are typically said to last for 1,000 full charge cycles. That’s about three years of daily use five to seven times a week. With careful use, the battery can survive longer, so you should get at least 2,000 halfcharge cycles. IIn practice, gaining several years out of a battery is quite easy to achieve. This will depend on the quality of the battery, how often its charged and how it is stored.

To maximize the life of your electric bike battery • Ride your bike a lot and charge it often • If your bike comes with a smart-charge, faithfully disconnect the charger within 24 hours • When not in use, for a week or more, charge the battery to only 40% to 70% of its capacity • Then store the battery or bike and battery in a cool dry place, above freezing, Checking and charge every two to three weeks to keep it in that range.

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Minnesota has dozens of League Cycling Instructors (LCI) who teach classes across the state. From short lunch sessions to the nine hour Traffic Skills 101, the core message is the same. . Cyclists fare best when they act and are treated as drivers of vehicles. FOLLOW THE LAW Your safety and the image of bicyclists depend on you. You have the same rights and duties as drivers. Obey traffic signals and stop signs, ride with traffic and use the rightmost lane that serves your destination. BE PREDICTABLE Make your intentions clear to motorists and other road users. Ride in a straight line and don’t swerve between parked cars. Signal turns, and check behind you well before turning or changing lanes. BE VISIBLE Ride where drivers can see you; wear bright clothing. Use a front white Photo courtesy of John Hardy light, red rear light and reflectors at night or when visibility is poor. Make eye contact with drivers. Don’t ride on sidewalks. THINK AHEAD Anticipate what drivers, pedestrians and other bicyclists will do. Watch for turning vehicles and ride outside the door zone of parked cars. Look out for debris, potholes and utility covers. Cross railroad tracks at right angles. RIDE READY Check tires for sufficient air, brakes are working, chain runs smoothly and quick release wheel levers are closed. Carry repair and emergency supplies. Always wear a helmet.

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